Edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols, this is a celebration of the Caribbean in over fifty poems.
“Vivid, buzzing with energy and great rhymes.” Guardian
“Steeped in sunlight … a magical collection.” Daily Telegraph
“Fire in the treetops, / Fire in the sky. / Blossoms red as sunset / Dazzling to the eye…” Full of the amazing sights, sounds, smells and rhythms of Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas, this cornerstone anthology vividly evokes the childhood
memories of thirteen poets (a Caribbean dozen!). With over fifty poems, an autobiography of each poet, bibliographies, sumptuous illustrations and an easy reference index, A Caribbean Dozen is a collection to be savoured for years to come.
The Caribbean Dozen – Valerie Bloom, Faustin Charles, Telcine Turner, David Campbell, Opal Palmer Adisa, Marc Matthews, Dionne Brand, Pamela Mordecai, John Lyons, Frank Collymore, James Berry, Grace Nichols and John Agard.
- Sales of poetry books in the UK hit an all-time high in 2018, so it feels like the
perfect time to reissue our backlist staple A Caribbean Dozen.
- Publishing with a new jacket design.
- “The pick of the season… Forget the ads for Caribbean holidays and feel what it’s
like in the words of people who were born there.” Michael Rosen
John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry. Their other poetry collections for Walker include Under the Moon and Over the Sea, Winner of the CLPE Poetry Award, and John is the author of My Name Is Book, which has published in thirteen countries. They live in Sussex.